Halsman’s eye was one of my all time favorites!!!
In 1952, LIFE magazine assigned photographer Philippe Halsman to shoot Marilyn Monroe in her tiny Hollywood studio apartment. The resulting cover photo (at the end of this post) pushed her over the top, giving her immediate superstar status, and 20th Century Fox jumped to sweeten her existing multi-year contract to keep their starlet happy.
“I drove to the outskirts of Los Angeles where Marilyn lived in a cheap two-room apartment. What impressed me in its shabby living room was the obvious striving for self-improvement. I saw a photograph of Eleanora Duse and a multitude of books that I did not expect to find there, like the works of Dostoyevsky, of Freud, the History of Fabian Socialism, etc. On the floor were two dumbbells.
I took hundreds of pictures. Finally I asked her to stand in the corner of the room. I was facing her with my camera, the LIFE reporter and my…
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Release it and let us see it…
Point Break with sharks!!!
MAKE IT HAPPEN ROTH!!!
THANK YE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER!!!
It wasn’t the fight scene’s that held my attention. It was the dialogue and emotion carried out on screen that mesmerized me. The interaction between each character felt as if you were there with them, living out the adventure as it unfolds.
The love between pupil and teacher, man and wife, friend and foe makes ones heart pound.
Times were difficult in 1950’s China and the heart that poured out from the students to take care of their Master is beautiful.
Hidden within the Walled City lies a menacing opportunity…
A peaceful night out makes for meeting new friends and making fresh enemies.
Should a pupil fight within the Walled City to help bring food to his family?
The Wife says NO!
The costumes are amazing. Some of the vintage outfits Lady Chuchu is outfitted in are breathtaking.
The pupils are not happy that Master has a female companion other than his wife taking care of him while she is away with their son.
The Master has secrets…
This is the first film I’ve watched that during the entire final fight scene, I balled my eyes out. I am serious. It was ‘Land Before Time’ all over again!!! FLOODLAND! The Master entering the dark world to retrieve his pupil and take on evil brought a rush of tears. I couldn’t read the subtitles.
The whole time our tale has been narrated by the Master’s son makes the flood gates open even wider during the end scenes! Master Ip Man asking his son to do what Bruce Lee wanted to do brings on a whole new flood of tears as I discover the footage I have watched since a child was taken by the Master’s very own son.
Here is what I found so fascinating when I was wee!! I love that I can find this stuff!! Thank you!!
This screwball comedy with heart is directed by Clarence Badger and Josef von Sternberg (uncredited*). Starring Clara Bow as Betty Lou, the delightful shoppe girl who seeks to gain the affection of her wealthy employer Cyrus Waltham, gleefully portrayed by Antonio Moreno. Gary Cooper shows up a long the way as the Newspaper Reporter.
“IT” is a fast paced smiler that leaves one wanting to participate in Betty Lou’s every shenanigan.
The film begins with a definition from the author:
‘”IT” is that quality possessed by some which draws all others with its magnetic force. With “IT” you win all men if you are a woman ~ and all women if you are a man. “IT” can be a quality of the mind as well as a physical attraction.’
~ Elinor Glyn
Now that you’ve seen the few stills I could find, take a look at actual moving footage!!
Watch the full length silent feature right here!!! :^)
*credited on IMdB